Let's balance out

Let's balance out: one good and one bad news about the climate. Men are responsible for more emissions than women
Published by Ludovica Luvi F. on 2021-11-25 in Eco
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Let's balance out: what is it?

It isn't as bad as you think. Or maybe it is.

Another week has passed and we're back with the climate updates! This is "Let's balance out" and you'll read one good news and one bad news about the climate crisis. Here you can find the article of last week. Shall we begin?

So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?
Illustrations of the earth seen from the universe with “emission” “cop26” and “2040” written on it
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A good news about the climate crisis


150 years ago, US leaders have decided to establish their national parks on ancestral lands that once belonged to indigenous populations, and were in most cases taken from them with violence. Some weeks ago, Charles "Chuck" F Sams III, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation has become the first Native American to lead the National Park Service, the US federal agency that manages national parks.

As he says too, this is a great opportunity to "heal the past" and to make the knowledge that Natives have about these places useful. If you want to know more, read the article by The Guardian!
Man eating some meat
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A bad news about the climate crisis


According to a UK study reported by The Guardian, men are responsible for 40% more emissions compared to women. This is because men's diets have generally more meat and a quarter of the diet caused emissions are connected to food and beverage like coffee, alcol, cakes and sweets. So, according to these studies not only meat but also other types of food are responsible for emissions, which is a bit of a relief for all the people who are not yet ready to give up on meat.